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RCOphth strongly recommends orthoptist led UK National Screening programme for children

Sep 15
2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists strongly recommends that the orthoptist led UK National Screening programme for children is implemented across all local authorities The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) has recommended orthoptist led screening for visual impairment in all children aged 4 – 5 years. http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child From October 2015, responsibility for the funding of vision screening

  • 15 September 2016

NICE Macular Oedema (Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion) Final Technology Appraisal

Aug 26
2016

Response to NICE announcing their positive final guidance for Eylea® for the treatment of adult patients with visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) from NICE recommending Eylea (aflibercept) as a first-line treatment option for patients with visual

  • 26 August 2016

RCOphth Supports Ophthalmologists in Training in the UK

Jul 18
2016

The College fully recognises that the recent dispute over the junior doctors contract has not been solely about terms and conditions, but is a reflection on a number of long standing concerns about the direction of medical training in the UK. It highlights that many of our trainees feel unsupported and undervalued in their roles

  • 18 July 2016

Macular Society’s call for more funding of research into macular degeneration

Jun 28
2016

Statement from the Macular Society Charity’s landmark report exposing lack of investment in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is supported by more than 60 of the UK’s foremost sight researchers, ophthalmologists and institutions – Situation described as ‘urgent’ It is a disease with devastating and far-reaching consequences for both patients and their families, and the number of

  • 28 June 2016

RCOphth welcomes agreement on the new junior doctor contract

Jun 01
2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the agreement on the new junior contract and is hopeful that the new terms and conditions will be met positively by the majority of junior doctors at referendum. The RCOphth noted that features of the new contract would impact ‘disproportionately on women’ and is pleased to see that this

  • 1 June 2016